Technical Development Manager (M/W/Div)


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Technical Development Manager (M/W/Div), DOROTHEE SCHUMACHER


Mannheim, Germany




Production & Technical



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

To strengthen our team we are looking for a full-time Technical Development Manager (m/w/div).

Core Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the product development process from concept through to production ensuring both fit and technical engineering meets expectation
  • Mentor technical development team
  • Plan and allocate recources insuring timely completion of commitments
  • Participate in cross function meetings to develop high quality, technical product that meets price targets, inculding pre-cost estimates, first cost through to final cost. Provides solutions as necessary
  • Partners with Product developers and Designers to understand fit intent and aesthetic ensuring translation into Proto / SMS / Size Sets and pre-production
  • Ensures team is delivering to key functional responsibilites including evaluating all samples (proto, sms, pre-production) for correct fit and construction, ensuring technical specifications and are within tolerance and estimating pre-costs and providing solutions to aid the cositing process in conjunction with Development Managers to ensure quality and costing parameters are met
  • Ensures both the technical superiorty and the product quality integrity of all product falling under ther responsibilites
  • Lead technical requirements of garment wear testing and implementing final execution, working with product development and QS departments

The Ideal Candidate

The Ideal Candidate:

  • 10+ years experience in Technical Design / Product Development in a medium or large size company preferably in the luxury segement
  • Beachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Manufacturing or Degree / Certification in Apparel Design, Construction and / or pattermaking or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Drive and supervise fittings
  • Extensive technical and fit knowledge
  • Able to independently manage highly complex and important product
  • Demonstrates an advanced knowledge of patternmaking an construction expertise, cost engineering and knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Ability to plan and lead a team on regular onsite trips with manufactures across Europe and Asia
  • Detailed understanding of product creation calendar and ability to manage a team to deadlines
  • Demonstrates proficient computer skills in MS Office software, Adobe Illustrator and PLM programs
  • Knowledge of patternmaking and virtual digital systems, like Gerber Lectra, Browzwear 3D, Optitex, Clo3D a plus
  • Deadline driven with a track record for delivering great results on time
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High attention to detail, data accuracy and prioritization
  • Flexible attitude to change

Language skills

  1. English, Full professional proficiency
  2. German, Full professional proficiency

About Us

DOROTHEE SCHUMACHER feminizes aspirational ready-to-wear, merging a natural sense for sophistication with contemporary wardrobe thinking, through a synergy of extraordinary color sense, a dynamic interplay of textures and an infallible intuition for elegant friction in every look.